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Brushett nets POW

Powell River Kings forward Ryan Brushett has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 17, the league announced Monday.

The Nebraska-Omaha commit tallied nine points in three games for Powell River last week, including a massive five-point performance Sunday against their division rivals the Victoria Grizzlies.

Brushett scored a first-period goal on Monday and added an assist in the second frame in the Kings’ 5-4 win over the West Kelowna Warriors. He was named the game’s third star. On Saturday, the 20-year-old had another two-point night with a pair of assists in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Coquitlam Express. Brushett capped off his week on Sunday with a hat trick and another two assists and was named first star as Powell River beat Victoria 8-3 to move to within four points of the Grizzlies for first place in the Island Division with three games remaining and a game in hand.

The Verdun, Que. native is second in BCHL scoring with 82 points in 53 games and also leads the league in goals with 40.

This is his second Player of the Week honour as he previously won the award on Nov. 26.

Honourable mentions:

Powell River Kings F Josh Coblenz: 3GP, 3G, 5A, GWG, 1st star, 2nd star
Chilliwack Chiefs G Daniel Chenard: 3GP, 2W, 110 saves/115 shots, .957 SV%, 1.69 GAA, 1st star twice, 3rd star
Alberni Valley Bulldogs G John Hawthorne: 2GP, 2W, 74 saves/77 shots, .961 SV%, 1.50 GAA, 1st star
Coquitlam Express F Regan Kimens: 2GP, 1G, 4A
Vernon Vipers F Matt Kowalski: 3GP, 2G, 3A, GWG, 1st star, 2nd star, 3rd star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Surrey Eagles F Matthew McKim: 1GP, 1G, 3A, GWG, 1st star